Regular consumption of onion helps lower blood pressure and normalize blood sugar levels and prevents premature aging.

It has antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, hypoglycemic and antioxidant properties, so is great for maintaining good health, according to tuasaude.com.

Onion improves blood circulation

The most popular types of onions – yellow, white, purple and shallots. They can be eaten as raw and canned, fried or baked. The exact amount to get the full benefits have not yet been established, but some studies show that it must be at least 25 g per day.

The major benefits of onion for health

  • Reduces levels of “bad” cholesterol and triglyceridesbecause it contains saponins – substances that reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases (atherosclerosis and heart attacks).

  • Lowers blood pressureas it is alliin and antioxidants helping to relax blood vessels and improve circulation. In addition, may have antiplatelet activity, reducing the risk of blood clots that cause stroke.

  • Helps in preventing and fighting such diseases as flu, colds, tonsillitis, asthma, allergies, cancer, and candidiasis. This is due to the presence of quercetin, anthocyanins (purple onions), vitamins of the B complex, C and other antioxidant compounds, which are allocated antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory action.

  • Regulates the level of sugar in the blood, because it contains quercetin and sulfur compounds, which possess hypoglycemic properties, making it a great product for people with prediabetes and diabetes.

  • Prevents premature aging, because it is rich in antioxidants that protect the body’s cells from damage caused by free radicals.

In addition to this, some studies have shown positive results regarding the use of crude onion juice to the scalp to help treat hair loss and alopecia (baldness).

OBOZREVATEL earlier talked about the benefits of cucumbers. They have cleansing properties, reduce the acidity of the blood and prevent the increase of glucose level.

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